The components of organizational support
The organizational support for well-being concept isn’t new — but it’s usually not defined in a structured way. We want to change that.
Limeade Organizational Support for Well-Being Model
Organizational support for well-being shows up at the local and organization-wide levels. Let’s break that down.
An employee’s direct supervisor, who can be the biggest influence (or obstacle) in well-being improvement
The people an employee directly works with every day (typically reporting to the same manager)
Formal and informal networks that provide support for well-being improvement
Physical work environment
The characteristics that make up an employee’s physical work space
The direct connection between business strategy, people strategy and wellness initiatives
Primary messengers of business strategy and the importance of employee well-being
Well-being tools and programs
An organization’s well-being activities, tools, campaigns, platforms and programs
The underlying norms, values, and beliefs of an organization that drive employee behavior
Based on these components, here’s how employees say they receive support from organizations today:
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